According to an official at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, “North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile early this morning from Pyongsong, South Pyongan, to the east direction. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff is analyzing more details of the missile with the US side”.
South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday, that the South Korean military carried out a “precision missile strike drill” just minutes after North Korea’s missile launch. The precision missile strike matched the flight distance of the North Korean missile and landed in waters off the east coast of South Korea.
In reaction to this latest missile, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House that the United States “will handle” the situation in North Korea after the rogue nation launched yet another intercontinental ballistic missile earlier in the day.
“We will take care of it,” Trump said, adding later that North Korea “is a situation that we will handle.”
Pentagon spokesperson Col. Rob Manning told reporters that the missile was “launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1,000 kilometers before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan’s Economic Exclusion Zone.”